Hollis Center Public Library

Current Announcements

Upcoming Programs

The Black Ghost: Understanding the Maine Black Bear

Monday, September 16


Deborah Perkins, a wildlife ecologist who has studied bears throughout North America, worked for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s black bear study for a number of years and brings her adventures to life with stories, science, and pictures in this PowerPoint presentation. Deb is a skilled communicator, and is particularly well-suited to translating science for a broad range of audiences. She is now the owner of First Light Wildlife Habitats and partners with eco-minded landowners to create thriving wildlife habitats in their backyards, gardens, fields and farms, woods, or campuses – at any scale.

Digital Photography Workshops for ages 8-adult

6 Wednesdays from 4-5pm starting September 25

September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30

Attend one, several or all workshops

We supply the digital cameras!

6 participants maximum

Register by calling or emailing the Hollis Center Public Library

First workshop: introduction to using digital cameras and practice asking for permission to take photos

Collaborate to create picture book about Hollis Center Public Library

Borrow digital cameras to take photos that reflect what's important to you

STEAM Homeschool Program for ages 6 and up

Friday mornings starting Friday, September 27

September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, December 6, December 13, December 20

Join when you are able!

Different activities every week, including building rubber band cars & balloon cars, building Lego catapults, and butter making.

Let's Talk About It Mystery Book Series for adults

"Refreshing the Whodunit"

Mondays from 6:30-8pm starting October 14

October 14, October 28, November 4, November 18, November 25

5 books, 5 book talks

Books discussed (in order) are:

“A Cold Day for Murder” by Dana Stabenow

“The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie King

“Inspector Morimoto and the Japanese Cranes: A Detective Story Set in Japan” by Timothy Hemio

“The Skull Mantra” by Eliot Pattison

“Dance Hall of the Dead” by Tony Hillerman

Our final leaderboard for Week 6 is as follows:

#1: 1410 minutes

#2: 780 minutes

#3: 630 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

The summer reading program is almost over!

Our leaderboard for Week 5 is as follows:

#1: 1380 minutes

#2: 1330 minutes

#3: 570 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

The summer reading program is flying by!

Our leaderboard for Week 4 is as follows:

#1: 930 minutes

#2: 690 minutes

#3: 50 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

Summer readers are still reading a lot of minutes!

Our leaderboard for Week 3 is as follows:

#1: 1920 minutes

#2: 690 minutes

#3: 500 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

There's room on the leaderboard for one more!

Will that be you at the end of Week 3?

Our leaderboard for Week 2 is as follows:

#1: 1050 minutes

#2: 162 minutes

#3: ??

Congratulations to our top 2 this week!

Summer reading participants are reading quite a lot of minutes!

Our leaderboard for Week 1 is as follows:

#1: 1165 minutes

#2: 630 minutes

#3: 510 minutes

Congratulations to our top 3 this week!

The Hollis Center Public Library has been awarded a Maine Public Library Fund grant by the Maine State Library to conduct a digital photography course for six students in third-fifth grade.

Digital photography course for 6 students in third-fifth grade

Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2pm for 6 sessions

Participants have to attend ALL sessions

July 10th, July 12th, July 17th, July 19th, July 24th, July 26th

Participants will collaborate to create a picture book about the Hollis Center Public Library; then, using the skills they have learned, create individual picture books reflecting what's important to them.

The director was notified on March 20, 2019, that the Hollis Center Public Library was the write-in winner for the Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Grant! The library will receive $1,000. To everyone who voted, thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your support.

Do you like books and organizing?

Become a volunteer at Hollis Center Public Library!

Volunteers are essential in helping the Library provide the best services and materials to the community.

Help out for an hour once a week, an hour once a month, or even just a half hour every couple of months. Any amount of time is most appreciated!

Check out the volunteering section on the Services & Information page.